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Anna becomes distraught as the full impact of her affair begins to dawn on her. Stars Teresa Gallagher and Nicholas Farrell. From July 1997.
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Anna's affair with young officer Vronsky has begun, but her pompous husband will not acknowledge it. Stars Teresa Gallagher. From July 1997.
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As arguments rage over her future, Anna looks set on a path of self-destruction. Stars Teresa Gallagher and Toby Stephens. From August 1997.
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In 19th-century Russia, women had to accept their roles as wife and mother - or be socially ostracised. Bored high society wife Anna embarks on a love affair.. Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel dramatised in four parts by Ed Thomason. Stars Teresa Gallagher as Anna Karenina, Toby Stephens as Alexis Vronsky, Nicholas Farrell as Alexis Alexandrovich Karenin, Karen Archer as Princess Dolly, George Allonby as Serezha, Sean Baker as Stiva Oblonsky, Gerard McDermott as Railway Worker, Stephen Thorne as 1st...
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James Bond -Thunderball  By Ian Fleming Dramatised by Archie Scottney It's 1959. Blackmail. The western world is in jeopardy. Can James Bond prevent nuclear disaster? Martin Jarvis directs an all-star cast as SPECTRE's pilot hijacks a Vindicator bomber carrying two atomic bombs. Once its cargo is delivered to the Bahamas, he is killed and the bombs are secreted on board the cruiser Disco Volante. The British Prime Minister receives a letter from criminal mastermind Ernst Blofeld - two major...
Topics: BBC Radio, James Bond, Ian Fleming
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Dr No Saturday Drama A distinguished cast, headed by Toby Stephens and David Suchet, takes part in this 'radio movie' of Ian Fleming's 1958 novel, dramatised by Hugh Whitemore. Bond is sent to investigate a strange disappearance on the island of Jamaica, and discovers that the heart of the mystery lies with a sinister recluse known as 'Dr No'. Another chance to hear this classic Bond adventure - the first in Radio 4's ongoing all-star series. 'M' ..... John Standing  Moneypenny ..... Janie Dee...
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Topics: BBC Radio, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Dr. No
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by Margery Allingham
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Dramatisation of Margery Allingham's "Albert Campion" novel. Wikipedia describes it thus: Meg Elginbrodde, a young war widow whose husband was presumed killed during the  D-Day  landings, has been receiving mysterious photographs that suggest he is still alive. As a thick and overwhelming  pea soup fog  begins to descend upon London, she meets with her cousin, the detective  Albert Campion , and Inspector Charles Luke, at a train station to meet with an individual who claims to...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Agatha Christie
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A chilling letter sets Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot on the trail of an enigmatic killer. The arrival of an anonymous note warns Poirot to look out for Andover on the 21st of the month. Signed "Yours ABC", it sparks one Poirot's most disturbing cases. As the body count starts stacking up - who is ABC? Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Simon Williams as Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp and Tom George as Inspector Crome. Dramatised...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Agatha Christie
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When Richard Abernethie, last master of Enderby Hall, dies suddenly in his sleep, the family are eager to discover how his riches have been divided. However, the reading of the will is rudely interrupted by his youngest sister Cora as she blurts out "he was murdered, wasn't he?" Used to her inopportune remarks, the family ignore her. But the next day, when Cora herself is found brutally killed, they start to wonder...  Starring John Moffatt as Poirot with Frank Thornton as Mr....
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Agatha Christie
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Joy Wilkinson's adaptation of Agatha Christie's psychological thriller. Lonely drifter Mike Rogers finally settles down when he meets young heiress Ellie Guteman. They build the house of their dreams in a beautiful and remote area, ignoring rumours of a curse. With their arrival, however, the curse seems to come to life, and they find themselves in grave danger. Directed and produced by Sam Hoyle. Mike – Jonathan Forbes Ellie – Lizzie Watts
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Agatha Christie
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Theo is ready to leave her husband when a financial scandal intervenes.  Dramatised by Mike Walker and starring Emilia Fox. Theo: Emilia Fox Vincent: Julian Rhind-Tutt Richard : Alex Jennings TV news reader: Ewan Bailey Director: Ned Chaillet
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Agatha Christie
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When Alex meets Terry she's swept off her feet. He persuades her to leave her job with a dot com company and set up a business with him - based in an out of the way cottage in the country... Dramatised for radio by Mike Walker. Stars Lizzie McInnerny as Alex, Tom Hollander as Terry, Adam Godley as Richard and Struan Rodger as Merlin. Producer and directed by Jeremy Mortimer
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Dramatised by Michael Bakewell The glamorous Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn enters a rarefied atmosphere when the unpleasant head of a spendthrift aristocratic family meets a gruesome end. Director: Enyd Williams CDI Alleyn: Jeremy Clyde DI Fox: John Baddeley Nigel: Nick Waring Lord Wutherwood: Christopher Godwin Lady Wutherwood: Miriam Karlin Lord Lamprey: Charles Kay Lady Lamprey: Thelma Barlow Lady Katherine: Kathleen Helme Henry: Jonathan Forbes Frieda: Sarah Paul Stephen: Peter Damey...
Topics: BBC RADIO DRAMA, Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn, Ngaio Marsh, Mystery
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Dramatised By: Alan Downer   Jonathan  Royal is a man rich enough to indulge his somewhat extravagant sense of the theatrical. But when he hits on the bizarre idea of throwing a weekend party with guests who have good reasons to loathe one another, his malicious comedy quickly turns to tragedy.     Directed By: David Johnston  Chief Det Insp Roderick Alleyn: Nigel Graham Jonathan Royal: Laurence Payne Aubrey Mandrake: Steven Pacey Sandra Compline: Avril Clark William Compline: Stuart...
Topics: BBC RADIO DRAMA, Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn, Ngaio Marsh, Mystery
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by Ngaio Marsh
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The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries. Trailing a vast 1970s drugs syndicate, Inspector Alleyn heads incognito to Italy. But he hasn't reckoned on murder. Stars Jeremy Clyde.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Episode 1 A religious retreat in the Scottish Highlands becomes the venue for the final investigation by the psychic Thomas Soutar. He travels north, accompanied by his girlfriend Kat, but they discover that the extreme views of their host have alienated many people in the community, and a quiet few days away become unexpectedly life-changing when Thomas feels the full force of local resentment and has a fateful reckoning with his psychic abilities. Episode 2 During a visit to a religious...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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A journalist goes missing after building up a dossier on a powerful crime family. Thomas is brought in by police to investigate his disappearance. Thomas Soutar - Robin Laing DI Crawford - Simon Tait DS Gilhoolie - David Ireland DCI Waller - Lewis Howden Kat - Julie Duncanson Tyler - Alasdair Hankinson Liz - Lucy Hollis Other parts are played by the cast. Produced and directed by Bruce Young
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Alastair Jessiman's second play about a psychic who uses his gifts to help police investigations. Thomas Soutar discovers some unsettling connections between his own uncle's past and the murder of a young boy.  Thomas ......................................... Robin Laing Mrs Soutar ................................... Sheila Donald  Uncle Rory ............................... Michael Mackenzie  Murdo Lawson ................................... Alec Heggie  Dr Caldwell...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Alastair Jessiman's third play about a Glasgow psychic who uses his gifts to help police investigations. When Thomas Soutar agrees to help in the search for a music student who has been missing for a year, he becomes obsessed by the missing girl in ways that he had not expected. Thomas - Robin Laing Natasha - Anita Vetesse Mrs Soutar - Sheila Donald Mr Paris - James Macpherson Mrs Paris -  Cara Kelly Mrs Collins - Juliet Cadzow Guest House Manager - John-Paul Hurley Carol - Patricia...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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First in a series of off-beat thrillers about a psychic detective. Police call in a psychic to help find a missing woman. Thomas Soutar is adept at solving crimes - but is his extraordinary gift a blessing or a curse?  Thomas - Jimmy Chisholm Mrs Soutar - Sheila Donald DC Sharon Webb - Julie Austin Mrs Allsop - Mary Riggans Mhairi - Kathryn Howden Calum - Chris Young Duncan/Attendant - James Bryce Producer - Bruce Young Director - Bruce Young
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Wilkie Collins
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In 1860, the formidable Countess Narona marries a rich young aristocrat in London - but shortly after travelling to Venice her husband dies, apparently of natural causes, leaving the Countess a rich woman. Years later, guests in a Venetian hotel encounter the terrifying apparition of a murder victim seeking revenge.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Val McDermid
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An early Val McDermid radio drama. When security consultant and Private Eye Kate Brannigan hears that one of her clients has had a Monet stolen, she is determined to get the picture back. Through her underworld contacts, she soon identifies the thieves and spots that there has been a pattern of similar robberies. She sets out to track down those behind the thefts, but finds herself up against a frightening foe - the Mafia.......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Thriller, Saturday Play
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by Val McDermid
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Private Eye Kate Brannigan is called in by the boss of a chemicals firm making industrial cleaners. The firm is being blackmailed by an unknown person and the boss wants know why and by whom. Kate takes the case on only to learn that a customer has died from cyanide, released when using the cleaning fluid, even though there is no cyanide in the product...... A fast moving, well constructed drama.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Play
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by Ray Bradbury
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Adaptations of the classic short stories by Ray Bradbury The Ravine A small-town serial strangler is stalking women, but Lavinia Nibbs refuses to let him spoil her night out. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Barta Heiner. Night Call, Collect A lone survivor on Mars has waited a lifetime for rescue. Finally at age 80, his phone rings. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Morgan White. The Veldt Wealthy parents worry when their holographic nursery will only show an African plain filled with savage lions....
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Patrick O'Brian
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Three part dramatisation of the novel.   Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry loom large in Patrick O'Brian 's novel, set in 1804-5 in England, India and on the high seas. Captain Jack Aubrey engages the Spanish at sea and the French on land - but falls victim to enemies at home.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Daphne du Maurier
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Daphne Du Maurier's chilling tale, dramatised in one episode by Ronald Frame. John and Laura Bennett are on holiday in Venice, trying to get over the tragic death of their daughter. They seem to be succeeding, until a blind psychic starts relaying messages to them. Author: Daphne du Maurier Dramatised by: Ronald Frame Director: Patrick Rayner Laura Bennett: Anna Chancellor John Bennett: Michael Feast Policeman: Sean Baker Waiter: Ewan Bailey Sister: Colette O'Neil Eilidh: Carolyn Pickles...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Barbara Pym
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This comedy thriller set in England in 1941 focuses on the sudden disappearance of Harriet Jekyll of the Foreign Office.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Andrew Rissik
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Billy Hindle used to be an assassin for British Intelligence, but gave up  in disgust at the job. Then one day his former boss arrives with one final job for Hindle. But is it quite as it seems?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller
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by A J Cronin
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A J Cronin Dr Finlay novels were adapted for TV in the 1960s, where they portrayed life in a small Scottish town. In these radio adaptations, the stories are once more set in the years between the wars in the same imaginary town, though have a lighter touch, with gentle humour underlying the traumas the doctors face. Nice, relaxing listening.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ian Curteis
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The escape from prison, with the aid of a couple of former convicts, was a major event in 1960s Britain. He was later smuggled across the border into East Germany and on into Russia, but what was life like for Blake? 
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by George Rosie
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A piece which sits somewhere between drama and documentary, telling the story of the "Act of Union" of 1707 between England and Scotland, not least the nefarious role undertaken by author (and spy) Daniel Defoe.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Act of Union, 1707
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by Dermot Bolger
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When a particular guest checks into Finbar's Hotel on the last night of Johnny Farrell's management, his past life comes back to confront him.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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Clara Glynn's dramatisation of Guy McCrone's novel. A Classic tale of one family's ambition and intrigue in Victorian Glasgow. The story of the Moorhouse family through good times and bad. Phoebe Moorhouse, aged 10, lives on a farm in the boom town of Ayrshire in the 1870s When tragedy strikes her father and stepmother the future becomes uncertain. Phoebe's older brother Mungo is experienced enough to run the farm, but can he cope with bringing up his sister as well? Phoebe...
Topics: BBC RADIO DRAMA, one family's ambition and intrigue in Victorian Glasgow
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by James Follett
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Sci Fi / fantasy drama by the always reliable James Follett. In 1933 a scheduled airline flight carrying Christmas mail from France to England began a routine approach to Croydon aerodrome. It was however destined to land at Heathrow the West European air terminus of the Third Reich..........
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Sci Fi
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by David Ashton
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In this not over serious play, Dr Johnson and James Boswell tackle the London underworld of 1781. How do you save a man from hanging who has shot another at point-blank range? And how do you defeat the power and vested interest of a man highly placed in His Majesty's Government?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by R J Gallagher
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The true story of John Rabe. He was a German businessman and Nazi Party member who is best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army during the Nanking Occupation and his work to protect and help the Chinese civilians during the event. The Nanking Safety Zone, which he helped to establish, sheltered approximately 200,000 Chinese people from slaughter during the massacre. He officially represented Germany and acted as senior chief of the European–American establishment...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Nanking Massacre, John Rabe, Afternoon Play
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by Clare Seal
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Admiral Robert Fitzroy is famous as the captain of HMS Beagle, the ship upon which Darwin made his round the world voyage and started pondering evolution. Fitzroy however was a scientist and inventor of the Fitzroy barometer, creator of the shipping forecast and founder of the UK meteorological office. He was however, also a deeply troubled man who committed suicide in 1865.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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Adapted By: Alan Downer  The  first  novel in which gentleman sleuth Philip Trent appears. The novel is a whodunit  with a place in detective fiction history because it is the first major sendup of that genre. Sigsbee Manderson is renowned and hated throughout the financial world. One day he's found murdered and the brilliant Trent is put on the case, a case that will prove to be his last, and certainly one he won't forget. Trent is convinced that he has solved the mystery of the murder of...
Topics: BBC RADIO DRAMA, Classic crime, Trent's Last Case
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For details, see https://archive.org/details/KindHeartsCoronets1965
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Crime Drama, Saturday Play
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by Auguste Strindberg
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For twenty-five years Edgar, a captain in the Swedish coast artillery, and his wife, Alice, live an unhappy existence. Their unhappiness is caused by Edgar’s contempt for everyone else in the world; he thinks of himself as a better being than others, even his wife, and he makes their marriage a tyranny. They live on an island off the coast, where Edgar is the commanding officer of the artillery detachment. Living in an old prison, they avoid the other people of the island as well as officers...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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The Loved One Evelyn Waugh's novel is adapted by Jonathan Holloway and stars Julian Rhind-Tutt, Mark Gatiss  and Jennifer Lee Jellicorse.     California, just after the Second World War: An elderly Englishman, who once made a living as a Hollywood scriptwriter, has taken in a younger version of the same species who is also struggling to make his way in the new world. He thought he was a poet once, but now earns a living in a pet cemetery. Preoccupied with dead things, he meets a young female...
Topics: BBC RADIO DRAMA, classic lit, Mark Gatiss, Julian Rhind-Tutt
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by Nicholas Mcinerny
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In a prison camp in Dresden in the early part of the Second World War, using damaged instruments and working in a bathroom, Olivier Messiaen somehow managed to compose and perform one of the most extraordinary pieces of 20th-century music. The Quartet forthe End of Time is based on the words of the Book of Revelation. Professor Anthony Pople tells the story, while dramatist Nicholas Mcinerny imagines events from the point-of-view of the guard who allowed Messiaen the space to work.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Georges Simenon
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Georges Simenon is best known for Maigret but he published scores of other novels - many of them tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of small lives confounded by fate and circumstance. Ronald Frame dramatises a Simenon story set in a night club in Cannes in 1958. Celita is the mistress of the club owner - but she faces a younger rival for her lover's affections when he hires a sensational new dancer. Dramatised by Ronald Frame. Directed by Bruce Young.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Patrick Carroll
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Based upon a true story, a researcher comes across a Cornish grave which suggests that a master and slave have been buried together. Further research reveals that Everisto was purchased in a Brazil slave market at the age of 6. When his master decides to retire and go back to Cornwall, he brings Mephisto with him, giving him his freedom before they leave Brazil.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
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The murder of a woman in a small village outside Malmö in Southern Sweden wouldn't normally warrant the attentions of Detective Inspector Martin Beck and his team. But this woman lived next door to a man who has already killed once, and the press are taking a lot of interest in the case. Beck and Kollberg aren't getting anywhere when a teenage shootout between two teenage boys and the police not far away starts a series of events that eventually leads them to the killer, and sets the seal on a...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Josephine Tey
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A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizeable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerisms, appearance and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself.  It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that threaten to jeopardise the imposter's...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by John Mortimer
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Radio drama commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of the Queen's coronation in 1953. Three, disparate couples occupy 3 flats ("apartments") in London's Swiss Cottage. The middle flat is occupied by a vulgar couple who have made money from property development. They have purchased that new status symbol, a television, and have invited their neighbours, whom they despise and who despise each other, to watch the ceremony with them. In the basement is a Czech refugee and his daughter,...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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The Human Chord By Algernon Blackwood   'In the beginning was the word' ... and the sound. But when the eccentric Reverend Philip Skale discovers the means to harness the strange power of that sound, the little Welsh rectory becomes a place of nightmare, terror.... and danger!  Directed By: David Johnston Robert Spinrobin: Andrew Seear Miriam Rayner: Heather Bell The Rev Philip Skale: Arnold Diamond Eleanor Mawle: Gwen Cherrell Arthur Judd: Brian Smith Mrs Judd: Avrilclark The Afternoon Play...
Topics: BBC Radio, drama, algernon blackwood, the word, the sound, strange power, nightmare, terror, danger
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The Purple Land Published in 1885, The Purple Land was the first novel of William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions. The Anglo-Argentine naturalist distinguished himself both as one of the finest craftsmen of prose in English literature and as a thinker on ecological matters far ahead of his time. In Davies' hands this 'road novel' becomes a fast paced romp in the tradition of Tom Jones, with a dash of Don Quixote for good measure. It is an exuberant, wryly comic account of a young...
Topics: BBC Radio, comic account, imprudent adventures, young Englishman, becoming a man, ecological...
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Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees Episode 1 Doleful is charged as Master of Ceremonies to turn Handley Cross into a spa town. Enter the sporting hero to rival all before him - John Jorrocks. Doleful is charged as Master of Ceremonies to turn Handley Cross into a spa town to rival Bath. He confides all his doubts to his "imaginary friend" - Beau Nash who helps out with his own experiences. But the tide of apathy is in danger of sweeping all their best laid plans away;...
Topics: BBC Radio, Classic Serial, Robert Smith Surtees, a noisy, vital, impertinent social satire full of...
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Henry James - The Ambassadors   Henry James's tale of yearning and betrayal in aristocratic Paris THE AMBASSADORS, adapted by Graham White from the Henry James novel centres on the predicament of Lambert Strether, a fifty-something New Englander lately arrived in Paris. Henry Goodman stars as the hapless protagonist in a novel many critics find James' finest. EPISODE 1   Strether has been sent to the city to persuade the fun-living son of his wealthy fiancee back home in Woolett to return...
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Topics: BBC Radio, Classic Serial, Henry James, The Ambassadors, yearning, betrayal, aristocratic Paris
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In the Cage By Henry James , dramatised by Michelene Wandor.  At the turn of the century in Mayfair, a young girl's employment sending post office telegrams leads to her intense involvement in a clandestine affair.  Director Cherry Cookson The girl: Emily Bruni Mrs Jordan: Anna Massey Captain Everard: Adrian Lukis Mr Mudge: Ioan Meredith Mr Chaps: Stephen Critchlow Cissy: Becky Hindley  The Saturday Play: BBC Radio 4 FM, 11 September 1999 15.00
Topics: BBC Radio, drama, Henry James, a young girl, clandestine affair, anna massey
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by Michael Butt
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Jane yearns to escape London but her husband and daughter are wedded to the place they have lived all their lives. Her decision to give evidence in a high-profile murder trial means the whole family must begin a new life in a new town. But is this too high a price to pay for justice?
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Hattie Naylor
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When the Great Fire of 1666 was finally extinguished, all that remained of the City of London were smouldering ruins. Pepys witnessed first-hand the impact it had on the city and its people, and he would be haunted by what he had seen for the rest of his life. Many key buildings, 13,000 homes, and 88 churches had been destroyed or damaged including markets, jails, the Guildhall and St Paul's Cathedral. Now, aged 70, in poor health his wife Lizzie long dead, and Sam living with his servant Will...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Samuel Pepys, 15 Minute Drama
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by Cath Staincliffe
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When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Susan Pellier, a 73 year-old recluse, died intestate with no known next of kin, Dan and Rachel's quest to find an heir leads them to a heartbreaking discovery. Dan.....William Ash Rachel.....Claire Keelan Morelli.....Russell Dixon Barbara.....Kellie Shirley Susan.....Ellie Meigan Rose...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Cath Staincliffe
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Brother and sister team Dan and Rachael are "Probate Researchers". If somebody dies leaving a reasonable sum of money but no close relatives, they seek out the family and tell them of their windfall - in exchange for a percentage. Other researchers may be on the same case though, so Dan & Rachel need to stop bickering and find their families. In the first episode, Henry Gaunt has died leaving a step-sister, though she cannot inherit as Henry left no will. She thinks Henry's father...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, 15 Minute Drama
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Children's BBC Radio 4: THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH Rosemary Sutcliff's great adventure story is brought vividly to life in Sean Darner 's four-part dramatisation. Music By: David Dorward Played By: John Kenny Jim Sutherland. Director Hamish Wilson 1: Young Marcus Aquilla sets out to recover his father's reputation and the lost Eagle of his legion. . Marcus: Tom Smith Drussilus: Paul Morrow Soldier 1: Mark Cox Galarius: Mark Cox Soldier 2: Mark Coleman Placidus: Mark Coleman Maximus: Michael...
Topics: BBC RADIO, myth
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by Ellis Peters
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It's 1141 and Civil war rages. Only something extraordinary could draw Cadfael out of the Abbey onto the battlefield.......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Brother Cadfael
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by Dorothy L Sayers
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the death, three years earlier, of an elderly lady in the last stages of cancer. Dorothy L Sayers adaptation starring Ian Carmichael Episode 1 - No Sign of Foul Play Not satisfied with Agatha Dawson's post-mortem, Lord Peter Wimsey investigates.  Episode 2 - Death in Epping Forest After another killing, Lord Peter Wimsey questions an evasive would-be divorcee.  Episode 3 - The Will The Will: With multiple murders to investigate, a suspect takes a shine to...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of small lives confounded by fate. Ronald Frame dramatises three of these stories beginning with the obsessive affair between a lawyer and a jewel thief. When her plan to rob a jeweller's shop goes wrong, Yvette - young, beautiful and dangerously impulsive - asks middle-aged lawyer, Lucien, to defend her in court. When he wins the case they begin an affair...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by John Wyndham
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John Wyndham's science-fiction horror about travellers trapped in space, read by Nicholas Boulton. Produced by Gemma Jenkins Episode 1 The instinct for survival is explored when a group of space travellers are trapped on board a shuttle to Mars. Episode 2 Trapped in space, food is running out and then one passenger reveals a shocking secret...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Ruth Rendell
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Mary Jago's troubles begin when partner Alastair beats her up for making an anonymous donation of her bone marrow. She flees to house-sit a Georgian mansion in London's Regents Park, apparently safe at last but where she is lonely and her only company is the departing occupants' dog, a shih-tzu called Gushi. Against her grandmother's advice Mary plans to meet the recipient of her bone marrow, a young man from a local housing estate called Leo Nash.  Other characters include: Leslie Bean, a 70...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Ruth Rendell
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1 - A Dark Blue Perfume A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife, who left him years ago for another man. Read by John Rowe.  2 - The Wink An elderly woman exacts revenge on the man who raped her when she was a teenager. Read by Kathy Staff.    3 - Computer Seance Sophia is a medium with a laptop. One day she bumps into Jimmy, who just happens to be her dead brother. Read by Lesley Joseph. 4 - The Wrong Category Ignoring his mother's fears, Barry goes out after...
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01 - My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling An Englishman spends a chilling night in a spooky bungalow in India.  Read by Richard Pasco. 02 - The Man In The Bell by W E Aytoun A church bell ringer's trip up to the Belfry has terrifying consequences.  Read by Patrick Malahide. 03 - Caterpillars by E F Benson A man is terrorised by hideous apparitions in a haunted Italian villa.  Read by Patrick Malahide. 04 - Narrative Of The Ghost Of A Hand by M R James A mysterious print reveals a...
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A selection of dark and devious tales.  Crime writing at its twisted best... 1 - Unwanted Presence Parents - how can you be sure that your child isn't evil? Rory Kinnear reads a cautionary tale by Lynda La Plante. 2 - In Pursuit of the Uneatable A simple case of hunt sabotage turns out to be far more than it seems. Brian McGilloway's unnerving tale read by Eugene O'Hare. 3 - Catch 13 Will two bungling would-be robbers in a petty art heist have the last laugh after all? James Fleet reads Andrew...
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by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Coming to a YouTube channel near you soon, complete with the picture. Until I send a DMCA warning to Google, you thieving bar steward........ A further batch of classic Holmes stories, with Clive Merrison and the late Michael Williams, both wonderful as usual.
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R ichard A ldington - Seven Against Reeves Dramatised by Pat Hooker  John Reeves retires and thinks he's in for a life of ease. John Reeves is in for a shock.  The story of a man who retires and finds nothing to occupy either mind or body. Business has been his life. He is bored and his wife decides to crash society, with the help of a gigolo who manages one way and another to milk the Reeves' financial cow almost dry.  kirkus reviews * Directed By: Gerry Jones Cast: John Reeves: Peter...
Topics: BBC Radio, Saturday-Night Theatre, retirement, life of ease?, bored wife
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Saturday-Night Theatre  On Approval by Frederick Lonsdale BBC Radio 4 FM, 22 November 1986 19.00 Do they make suitable husbands? Maria has a highly unconventional method of finding out. But we don't always like what we find, do we? Directed By: David Johnston Maria Wislack: Dulcie Gray George, Duke of Bristol: Michael Denison Helen Hayle: Jill Bennett Richard Halton: Francis Matthews 
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Topics: BBC Radio, Saturday-Night Theatre, suitable husbands?, method, finding out
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Saturday-Night Theatre   Missing Persons by David Hopkins    When Michael Brennan returns to England things seem to have changed. He feels he is being watched - then people go missing and the grip of fear tightens.  Directed By: Peter King Michael Brennan: Shaun Prendergast Sgt Major Baker: Gordon Reid Major Morgan: Garard Green Skilton: Francis Middleditch John Gallagher: George Parsons Clive Johnson: Tim Reynolds Peter Brennan: Jonathan Tafler Maureen Brennan: Avril Clark Rosamund...
Topics: BBC Radio, Saturday-Night Theatre, mystery, grip of fear, missing persons
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Saturday Night-Theatre - Underground BBC Radio 4 FM, 12 February 1994  19.50 In Tom Holland's contemporary thriller, Rachel White explores a network of tunnels under London and uncovers secrets of the past.  Director Claire Grove Rachel: Jane Whittenshaw Suzie: Oona Beeson Mark: Douglas Hodge Sinclair: Garrick Hagon Andrew: David Holt Richards: James Taylor Wright: Barry J Gordon Ebbie: Michael Onslow Coroner: David Thorpe Sewerman: Dominic Letts Security man: James Telfer
Topics: BBC Radio, Saturday-Night Theatre, thriller, London Underground, secrets of the past
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Gentlemen, Murder is Served By Derek Wilson In the fin-de-siecle Paris of 1887, a philanderer called Henri Pranzini was executed for a series of brutal murders. But was he guilty? With Peter Jeffrey as Hector Porteus and Christopher Ettridge as Inspector Tailleur Directed By: Andy Jordan BBC Bristol. Stereo Hector Porteus: Peter Jeffrey Inspector Tailleur: Christopher Ettridge Giles Danvers: Cornelius Garrett Phillip Delamain: Graham Poutney Regine de Montille: Barbara Kellerman Henri Pranzini:...
Topics: BBC Radio, Saturday-Night Theatre, Paris, 1887, brutal murders, Henri Pranzini, guilty or not...
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The Lucas Testament  A play for radio by Michael Robson   Mysteriously obstructed while researching his new book, author Robert Cardiff finds his problems mount dramatically with the murder of a society girlfriend in a country cottage. It takes time for him to connect the two mysteries and uncover a killer of overweening vanity and a lifetime of criminal deception.  Producer: John Cardy Robert Cardiff: Robert Lang Edgar Lucas: Denis McCarthy Solicitor: Michael Deacon Chief Insp Thorne:...
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WHO SHOT ADA TANSEY? by Peter Whalley We are behind the scenes of a long-running, much-loved Northern soap opera. The leading lady is suddenly and dramatically murdered. Who shot Ada Tansey ? And why? Directed By: Caroline Smith BBC Manchester David: Derek Smith Frank: John Branwell Mike: David Fleesiiman Arnold: Robert Keegan Bernard: Keith Clifford Larry: Bernard Latham Ruth/Edith: Ann Rye Mel/Denlse: Sue Jenkins Sylvia/Jean: Rosalie Williams Ethel/Barbara: Kate Lee Sam/Lulgl: Russell Dixon...
Topics: BBC RADIO SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE, soap opera, murder, leading lady, who done it, why
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BURGLARS By Allan Prior With Leslie Sands Sean Barrett and Don Henderson Inspector Savage and Sergeant Eaves are confronted with a series of small crimes, obviously the work of youths. Then suddenly the pattern of these crimes changes - they become larger, more professional. Somebody, it would seem, is controlling it all. But who? Directed By: Gerry Jones Inspector Sid Savage: Leslie Sands Sergeant Jack Eaves: Sean Barrett Mack: Don Henderson Rod: Mark Straker Liz: Moir Lesue Limpy Harry:...
Topics: BBC RADIO SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE, crime, youths, who?
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by Charles Dickens
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I must confess myself in tune with Oscar Wilde on the subject of Dickens and the former's famous quote “One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing.” Oliver Twist is typical Dickens, with its secret heir to be located, villainous relatives, etc but this is quite a good 6 part adaptation. If you are the reviewer who so roundly abused me once before regarding my tongue in cheek observations about "A Christmas Carol", please don't bother to repeat...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Classic Drama